There are many different tricks to winning a lottery draw and one of the foregone experts and the biggest winners of all time was a man known as a Mr Richard Lustig. In his bestselling book “Learn How To Increase Your Chances of Winning The Lottery” published in 2010, he details his experiences of being a multi-time prize winner, talks about the options of scratchcards and lotteries and explains the importance of choosing the right games and numbers.
When Richard Lustig wrote his book he recounted considerable key points that made him win more than a million dollars over the course of several draws. Lustig, who died in 2018, was an expert on lotteries, winning seven large prizes between the years 1993 to 2010.
Taking the money he won, as well as the value he received from his experience and knowledge, he launched the book “Learn how to increase your chances of winning the lottery”, in which he teaches his methods as tested in the field. As he points out within the book, not everything is a matter of luck, although it is the most influential factor is the ability to play a lot of games. However, along with it, there are several tips you can follow to increase the chances of success.
The first piece of advice he gives is this: the greater the number of tickets, the greater the chances of winning. Although it does not guarantee a win, it increases your options over time. If you plan to try this strategy, it is important to have control of what games you are playing and not allocate more money to these potential prizes than what you need from one day to the next.
When choosing which numbers to pick, the expert-recommended opinion is not to select consecutive numbers, by which we mean, numbers that follow each other, whether forwards or backwards. It’s also recommended not to choose a number that is within the same group of ten or those that start or end in the same digit. Other important factors to consider include not using dates such as birthdays or calendar dates as that limits your pool of choice overall. In order to increase the possibility of not sharing the prize, it’s recommended to choose numbers above 31. Finally, remember that every number no matter how unlucky or popular it may be has the same chance of winning. It’s suggested to abandon your superstitions regarding numbers in order to expand your possibilities.
In his book, Lustig recommends betting on less popular lottery games, as this means fewer players and, therefore, less competition to rival with. The downside of this may be that the top prizes might be smaller, although this means the chances of winning overall can be increased. It is also important to play games that contain a smaller amount of numbers to work with. He recommends investigating national games, and local lotteries and targeting the draws on offer from countries or areas with a low population to increase your odds. He also recommends targeting games that are either one-offs or are games only played annually, whether to celebrate a holiday or a national day.
As a final piece of advice, Ludig advises creating or joining a lottery syndicate to combine the accrued wealth of other players to up your chances. This way, more numbers are obtained over the space of a single draw, increasing the winning odds for all that participate. The disadvantage to this, as he points out on the page, is that you will have to share the jackpot with many other people. The more people involved the lower the shared jackpot but the higher the odds to win constantly, the effects of which may cancel the former out if played consistently.